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MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Commends Atlantic Seal Science Task Team Report and Seal Summit Announcement

May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022 – FFAW-Unifor is commending the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team (ASSTT) report that was released May 11th


FFAW Opinion on the Imposition of Trip Limits and Scheduling in the Crab Fishery

May 4, 2022

Meanwhile, companies are importing product from other provinces for processing here while imposing unreasonable limits on NL vessels. It’s reprehensible on behalf of the processing companies and should be remedied through the Master Collective Agreement, as well as through tools available to the provincial government.


DFO’s Northern Shrimp Plan Needs Work

Apr 28, 2022

April 28, 2022 Yesterday, DFO released the management plan for Northern Shrimp in Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFAs) 4, 5 and


Apr 27, 2022

The Northern Shrimp Advisory Committee (NSAC) released their decision today for the total allowable catch for northern shrimp. SFA 6


MEDIA RELEASE: Shrimp Coalition Calls on DFO Minister to Reverse Unfounded Cuts to Gulf Shrimp

Apr 27, 2022

A group representing Indigenous shrimp harvesters as well as shrimp harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and New Brunswick are collectively speaking out against Minister Joyce Murray’s unilateral decision to slash quotas contrary to the established precautionary approach.


Minister Ignores Established Precautionary Approach for Shrimp – Slashes Quotas in Struggling Fishery

Apr 21, 2022

A cut of nearly 20 per cent in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 8 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is contrary to the recently established Precautionary Approach (PA), showing Minister Murray’s lack of commitment to collaborative fisheries management.


Lobster Price Decision

Apr 13, 2022

This morning, the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel announced their decision for the 2022 price for lobster, siding with FFAW’s


MEDIA RELEASE: Minister Murray Shirks Responsibility in Setting Gulf Shrimp Quotas

Apr 7, 2022

ATLANTIC CANADA – A group representing Indigenous shrimp harvesters as well as shrimp harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and


Snow Crab – Inshore Council Update

Apr 1, 2022

The Inshore Council and the Crab Negotiating Committee met tonight after the release of the snow crab price to discuss plans moving forward.


Quota Increases in Snow Crab Plan to Boost Economy of Coastal NL

Mar 31, 2022

March 31, 2022 The Department of Fisheries and Oceans released the management plan for the 2022 snow crab fishery early

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